Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Tue 03/17/2020 View Mon 03/16/2020 View Sun 03/15/2020 View Sat 03/14/2020 View Fri 03/13/2020 View Thu 03/12/2020 View Wed 03/11/2020
1
2020-03-17 Africa Subsaharan
Sweden plans to send troops, helicopters to #Mali
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Fred 2020-03-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6508 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa 

#1 Woohoo, allies of France!
Posted by Skidmark 2020-03-17 01:15||   2020-03-17 01:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Sweden?!? The Swedes have been very careful in their neutrality for a long time. Is the EU needing people to fill the gap left by BREXIT and coerced Sweden into this?
Posted by magpie 2020-03-17 02:05||   2020-03-17 02:05|| Front Page Top

#3 /\ Okay... The Swedes have been sending significant numbers of troops on UN Peacekeeping Missions(Sweden) for decades. An non-UN mission is different... Interesting.
Posted by magpie 2020-03-17 02:10||   2020-03-17 02:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Didn't Sweden recently restore the draft?

And agree with OrangeMan on terms for a billion-dollar plus purchase of Patriot missile defense systems?
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 08:02||   2020-03-17 08:02|| Front Page Top

#5 Bringing back more Muzzies for Malmo?
Posted by AlanC 2020-03-17 08:08||   2020-03-17 08:08|| Front Page Top

#6 Does Greta know?
Posted by Matt 2020-03-17 08:54||   2020-03-17 08:54|| Front Page Top

#7 Vivat Carolus Rex!
Posted by Lex 2020-03-17 09:02||   2020-03-17 09:02|| Front Page Top

#8 Swedenstan fighting Muslims. A bit hypocritical. Would love to hear erby's take.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-03-17 16:49||   2020-03-17 16:49|| Front Page Top

#9 While Vikings served as mercenaries for the Byzantine court and in action against the Muslims on Byzantium's borders, they were also involved in raids on Al Andalus - Muslim-occupied Spain:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangian_Guard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_raid_on_Seville
Posted by Zhang Fei 2020-03-17 20:42||   2020-03-17 20:42|| Front Page Top

#10 salting, in a manner of speaking, the Swedish armed forces with combat experience and lessons learned in real fighting might be one reason to be involved.
Lots of nations served in Iraq and Astan. See El Salvador, the Stone Platoon. Slovakia in Astan.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2020-03-17 21:06||   2020-03-17 21:06|| Front Page Top

23:52 Chish Barnsmell4127
23:13 JHH
22:34 ruprecht
22:33 Lex
22:33 ruprecht
22:32 USN, Ret.
22:19 Iblis
22:07 Fred
21:06 Richard Aubrey
21:00 Glenmore
20:58 Mullah Richard
20:42 Zhang Fei
20:29 jpal
19:52 rammer
19:49 European Conservative
19:46 swksvolFF
19:33 European Conservative
19:25 Mike Kozlowski
19:24 European Conservative
18:55 Procopius2k
18:49 Anomalous Sources
18:39 Whiskey Mike
18:36 Whiskey Mike
17:54 swksvolFF
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com